Electronics

Marina R. Pascucci 2010–2011

Video of the week – Marina Pascucci on polycrystalline transparent ceramic materials and missile dome production

By / December 16, 2009

Marina Pascucci, president of CeraNova Corp., describes how her company fabricates the domes – the curved or pointed leading surfaces – of missiles. In this context, she explains how polycrystalline…

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New method for graphene growth successful

By / December 14, 2009

According to a press release, a Cornell research team has invented a simple way to grow graphene directly onto a silicon wafer. The work was published online Oct. 27 in…

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Video of the week: 2009 Friedberg Memorial Lecture: ‘Ceramics in a 21st Century Materials World’ by Gary Fischman

By / December 9, 2009

Gary Fischman, director of National Academies’ boards dealing with Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, was the 2009 Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecturer at the recent ACerS Annual Meeting and MS&T’09 conference.…

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Nanotube-nanowire ink on paper yields cheap, flexible supercapacitors

By / December 9, 2009

In a new paper published in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Stanford University research team reports on startlingly easy and inexpensive way…

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LED’s & CFL’s total energy cost trump traditional filament bulbs

By / December 2, 2009

The title of this post may sound like it’s a statement of the obvious. Sure, compact fluorescent bulb and LED’s use far less energy to generate an equivalent amount of…

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Video of the week – 2009 Rustum Roy Lecture: ‘Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century’ by Charles Vest

By / November 19, 2009

Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of MIT, was the 2009 Frontiers of Science & Technology–Rustum Roy Lecturer at the recent ACerS Annual Meeting…

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Lithium battery recycling facility explodes

By / November 12, 2009

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect that Toxco’s recycling business includes all lithium batteries and is not limited to lithium-ion types. Earlier this week there was an unexpected…

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Video of the week #2: 2009 Orton Lecture – Innovations in Ceramic Processing by Tailoring Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Interfaces – by Ludwig Gauckler

By / November 12, 2009

ETH Zurich professor Ludwig J. Gauckler gave the 2009 Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture at the recently completed ACerS Annual Meeting and MST’09 Conference. “Tailoring the solid–gas and solid–liquid interfaces…

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New look at material acting as insulator instead of conductor

By / November 9, 2009

According to a press release, Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor. By changing the…

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Single layer superconductivity

By / October 30, 2009

Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a single layer responsible for one such material’s ability to become superconducting. The technique, described in the Oct. 30, 2009, issue of Science,…

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